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Beach Barn at Harkers Island

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 1,200 sq ft
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Quaint 2 bedroom, 1 1/2 bath cottage

This quaint cottage in the heart of Fishing Paradise is perfect for the guys who want to just hang out, fish and have a good time to the family who enjoys fishing and spending time at Cape Lookout's beautiful beaches to the gals who want a girls-out weekend with a good book, good wine and great friends! Hardwood floors and paneling will remind you of beach houses from the past. This two bedroom, one and a half bathroom cottage sleeps six comfortably with room to spread out. The living, dining and kitchen area is one large common room, lending itself to more enjoyable family and friend vacation time. There is also an extra room for those times when some quiet time and relaxation are needed. Can also be used for a game room or puzzle room. With a water view of the Cape, relax on the front porch, or hide out on the back deck. There are bird feeders galore to watch the cardinals, wrens, hummingbirds and woodpeckers in the early mornings with your coffee or late afternoons sipping a beer! Grill your fresh caught fish or just barbeque some ribs on the charcoal grill in the back!! Beach Barn has all the comforts of home: washer and dryer, dishwasher, linens, kitchenware, microwave, coffee maker, TV, cable, DVD player, radio/CD player, WiFi and even a functional urinal in the master bathroom!! What more could you want?!?! And a clothesline in the backyard to hang your wet beach towels and swim suits! For the smaller children, we have a pack 'n play, high chair, bumbo seat and floor swing so you won't have to haul those items with you! The master bedroom has a queen size bed, the second bedroom has a double bed, and the sleeper sofa in the living room pulls out into a nice queen size bed.

Stick Sandlin or Millie Shinn
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Stick Sandlin or Millie Shinn

Stick and Millie are fulltime residents of Harkers Island, and live right next door to the 'Beach Barn'. We feel that this might make vacationing easier for questions or inquiries about attractions, rates or other activities in or around Harkers Island and the Carteret County area. The cottage has been in the family for several years, and is now available for vacation rental. Stick grew up in and around the Wake County, NC area, while Millie grew up here in Carteret County.

Why Stick Sandlin or Millie Shinn chose Harkers Island

We both love this area, and would very much like to share it with folks needing just a place to getaway for a bit, or families who would rather spend quality time with each other in a family-oriented setting.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage is close to marinas, ferries, convenience and grocery stores, but isolated enough for quiet and privacy. Sit on the front porch in the morning with your coffee, and enjoy the back deck in the evening grilling and having a couple of cold beverages. All the comforts of home, away from home!!


Harkers Island Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1200 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach View
  • Monument View ...
  • Village
  • Water View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet
    Main bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The master bath has a tub/shower combo and a functioning urinal!!! The half bath is a basin and commode.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
  • The master bedroom has a queen size bed, while the second bedroom has a double bed. The sofa in the living room pulls out into a queen sleeper.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • limited accessibility
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Harkers Island is the one place that has it all!! Fishing, beaches, museums, Civil War fort, NC Aquarium, Cape Lookout National Seashore and Lighthouse, wild ponies on the Seashore, restaurants, peace and quiet!


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Beach Barn at Harkers Island
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Loved it.

  • 5 of 5

It was like staying at your grandmothers house. Very cosy. Even went fishing with one of the owners, Stick. He is a great guide

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect Vacation

  • 5 of 5

We LOVED the beach barn. We had such a great time on Harkers island in this perfect little cottage. It was like being home away from home. Stick and Millie are wonderful people who make the stay even better. We didn't even want to go home, we will defiantly be back!


  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Emiky, Thank you so very much!!! Stick and I are tickled that you all had a great time! That's what we strive for, and hope yhat you will return as soon as you possibly can! Thanks for everything!! Stick and Millie
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Wonderful Experience

  • 4 of 5

We had a blast! Millie was extremely caring and helpful the entire time we were here. We had so much room to live in and the house was fully stocked with everything, except food, of course! It was just like staying at Grandma and Grandpa's house. There was a slight odor in the house but nothing fabreeze couldn't handle! So grateful for our experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 25, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Mary!! Thanks so much!! Weenjoy having folks who love our little bit of paradise! So sorry about the odor, though. Not sure where it came from!! Please come back to visit often!! Stick and Millie
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  • 5 of 5

This house was perfect for our mini vacation! The kitchen is fully equipped, beds are comfortable and house was inviting. The hosts, Millie and Stick could not have been any nicer! They make you feel extremely welcome. We had a wonderful time and hope to be back!!

  • Submitted: May 16, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shana, THANK YOU so much!!! We were more than happy to have you and your family visit! We hope that you will return again! Good luck to you all!! Always, .stick and Millie
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  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time staying at the Beach Barn. The house had everything we needed. It had a very comfortable atmosphere. Loved being so close to the ferry over to Cape Lookout. The only bad part about the vacation was that we only were able to stay two nights, wish we could have stay longer! Plan on coming back again! Thanks to Millie for making us feel so welcome! Hope to see you again real soon!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Lisa, THANK YOU so very much!! You and your family could have stayed anywhere, but you chose the Beach Barn! We appreciate you, and hope you return soon and often!!
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Wonderful home on a peaceful island.

  • 5 of 5

This was probably the best family vacation we have ever had. I m so glad we chose this home to be the place we laid our heads after an exciting fun filled day. The owner is very welcoming, I was greeted with a hug and she was always available to answer any questions we might have. We spent the very best day on Cape Lookout and the ferry was just down the street giving us time to sleep in and still catch an early one. The home had everything you could think of needing. The kids never even set foot in the guest bedroom, opting to hang out in the living room each night instead.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
New Bern, NC
Nearest Ferry
40 Miles
Cedar Island, NC
Nearest Golf
10 Miles
North River
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
US Highway 70
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Seaside Galley
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Cape Lookout National Seashore
Car: necessary

With so many area attractions, there is something for everyone during your stay here. There are passenger ferries here on the Island to take you to Shackleford or the Cape, marinas to launch and rent a slip for your boat, fishing piers, tackle shops, gift shops, musuems showcasing Downeast Carteret County, Ft. Macon State Park, North Carolina Aquarium and our wonderful beaches! Restaurants, groceries and convenience stores are in close proximity to the Beach Barn. Plenty of parking for your vehicle and boat. Capt. Stick Sandlin is also a fishing guide, and offers a complete range of fishing packages, along with eco-tours, dolphin and whale watching. Surf fishing is a favorite pasttime here too! Fishing licenses are available at several locations here on Harkers Island, or can be purchased over the internet. We know that vacation time is a precious time, and we want you to thoroughly enjoy your time with us and come back to visit!!




Additional information about rental rates

Holiday weekends (Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day) have required 3 night stay.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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